Essay on Illegal Immigration: Granting Amnesty

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Tony crossed the Mexican border with his family when he was eight years old because his family wanted a better life financially and educationally. Tony, who graduated from high school with a 3.8 grade point average, has missed several chances on scholarships because of his status as an illegal immigrant. Along with financial difficulties, his family has to live without their father because his father came earlier to earn money for their crossing which caused him to get deported from the United States. Tony, along with his two siblings, will have to wait twenty years to see his father again (Tony). They are not the only family, who has had these problems, and with Arizona’s new, immigration law, immigrants are required to have …show more content…
The bill would place each state's citizens in direct competition with adult illegal aliens for limited slots and tuition benefits” (Elbel). Educating an illegal immigrant is and should be more important than the money spent on students who do not want an education. Although money is what drives our economy, a Green Card, an identification document issued by the United States, gives an immigrant the ability to work in the United States. Many illegal immigrants attempt to get a Green Card, but many get rejected for reasons of missing documents that they probably never had (Usafis). When Americans inhabited the United States, we entered without the discretion of who was there before us. Jay Leno stated, “This problem with illegal immigration is nothing new. In fact, the Indians had a special name for it; they called it ‘white people’” (Johnson). I’m not saying that the laws that were set for immigration should be taken less seriously, but forgetting that they are people just like everyone else in America is not the reasonable thing to do. When they have difficulties getting a Green Card, they also might have trouble getting jobs, and they would be forced to work “under the table” which would reduce taxes given to the state or local authorities. The undocumented immigrants should have the same opportunities as the many other men and women do in this country, but even thought millions of them benefit their community, they are
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